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>> never too early to talk about the weekend! coming up on "cbs this morning" is next. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, february 11th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." republican candidates slug it out in south carolina. a shrinking field battles to be the alternative to donald trump and ted cruz. passengers on a damaged cruise ship take their first step to shore and demand answers that terrifying voyage. did a priest murder a beauty queen? 48 hours shows us a dramatic twist to a cold case that is more than 50 years old. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener."
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your world in 90 seconds. i don't want your money! i want up vote. you vote for trump, we win here, we are going to run the table. all of these characters are going to give it up. >> the gop battles for south carolina. >> the only candidate who can beat donald trump is me. >> can you imagine donald trump as president of the united states? >> it takes guts to run for president. not easy. it appears the armed protesters at the oregon wildlife refuge plan to exit the refuge and surrender to federal agents this morning. nightmare at seas for thousands of passengers. the royal caribbean anthem of the seas. >> fre at last, free at last? >> we didn't think we were going to make it home. >> a deputy shop dead at a shopping center in maryland. a civil lawsuit by the u.s. attorney general. the ferguson city council leaves us a decision with no choice. >> extreme weather on both ends
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of the country. extreme here in southern california and snow in the northeast. >> a live broadcast, a man waving a gun. >> a wild elephant smashing homes and sending people running fir their lives. no no one was injured. >> no selfies. i want to tell you ahead of time. if we had smartphones when i ran for president, i'm not sure i would have run. >> all that matters. >> from here you go to south carolina and you always travel in the middle seat. why is that? >> because we couldn't get the aisle or the damn window. that's why. >> on "cbs this morning." >> you look like you were having fun at your victory party. >> i was. >> bernie sanders gave his supporters an exceptionally enthusiastic victory speech. >> the government belongs to all of the people and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors and their super pac. this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go places.
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♪ welcome to "cbs this morning." a smaller presidential field is now battling for votes in the south. carly fiorina and chris christie dropped out wednesday after finishing far back in new hampshire. that leaves seven republicans still in the race. >> most of them descended on south carolina yesterday waste no time on getting their message out. the primary is nine days away. julia goldman is in south carolina where a presidential debate will be held by cbs on saturday night. >> reporter: the campaigns here are ramping up quickly and getting ready for a fight. despite a smaller field and new hampshire out of the way, the republican race is no less uncertain. >> you know, when you have victory, you don't need sleep, right? >> reporter: donald trump stormed into south carolina wednesday. >> these people. >> reporter: basking in the glow of his reclaimed front-runner status. >> all of these characters are going to give it up. we are going to run the table
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and we will make america great again. that i can tell you. okay? >> reporter: holding on to his iowa victory, ted cruz tried to argue it's a two-man race. >> the only candidate who can beat donald trump is me. >> reporter: recent polls have trump up double digits in south carolina. but it's a state cruz thinks he can win. in 2012, two-thirds of gop voters described themselves as born-again or evangelical. >> can you imagine donald trump as president of the united states where he spends his time pushing people down to make himself the big dog on the stage? >> reporter: meanwhile, the diminished gop field continued their fight to become the establishment alternative to trump and cruz. >> compare that to governor kasich, where he led the charge to expand medicaid and is quite proud of it. i wouldn't be proud of that, to be honest with you. >> reporter: john kasich arrived here ready to defend himself. >> somebody wants to hit me or hammer me on them, god bless them but i won't back off of this.
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>> reporter: but he tempered expectations amid south carolina the questions whether he has the money or the organization for the long road ahead. >> looking forward to the deep south and the midwest. we have a plan to go the whole distance. >> reporter: donald trump insisted he is the only candidate who is up to the task. >> an average person who is not going win and i mean that. these guys are just regular republicans. eye yi yi. >> reporter: senator marco rubio is trying to rebound from his fifth place finish in new hampshire and he's promising to run a more aggressive campaign. this is a state known for rough and tumble politics. as senator lindsey graham said yesterday, if you're not ready to play, don't come to south carolina. >> it's getting hot in here. thank you, julianna. hillary clinton is getting a boost as she and bernie sanders prepare for tonight's democratic debate. the congressional black caucus is expected to endorse the former secretary of state later today. minority voters will play a much larger role in nevada and south
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carolina. nancy cordes is at the university of wisconsin, milwaukee, the scene of tonight's debate. >> reporter: good morning. this debate has become high stakes for hillary clinton after her big loss in new hampshire on tuesday. she stayed largely out of sight yesterday, prepping for the debate, while bernie sanders did something of a victory lap around new york. >> to get the vote down there, you have to eat boiled peanut. have you ever a boiled peanut? >> reporter: on "the late show" sanders got campaign advice from a native south carolinian. >> you have that with a nice beer. you want a beer? all right. this is a little -- >> reporter: but sanders knows it will probably take more than that in a state where blacks make up a solid majority of the democratic electorate. he sat down with the reverend al sharpton in harlem wednesday. >> is this your block? >> yeah. >> reporter: later took a walk through his old neighborhood with scott pelley where they
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discussed the road ahead. >> you are going to be facing african-american voters and latino voters. how do you appeal to those people? >> the same way we do to all americans. >> reporter: but the first black president favors hillary clin n clinton. >> i don't think there is any doubt that he wants hillary to win the nomination and believes she would be the best candidate in the fall. >> it is great to see so many old friends. >> reporter: in a speech in springfield, illinois, president obama appeared to echo some of clinton's campaign themes. >> trying to find common ground doesn't -- doesn't make me less of a democrat or less of a progressive. it means i'm trying to get stuff done. >> reporter: clinton lost south carolina eight years ago. her husband's critiques of mr. obama there were seen as one reason why. >> this whole thing is the biggest fairy tale i've ever seen. >> reporter: in new hampshire this week, it was sanders in his cross-hairs which, the candidate discussed on "the view." >> i was disappointed in president clinton.
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i've known him 25 years and i like him and respect him. i hope this campaign does not degenerate -- >> he is fighting for his wife. >> i understand that. but nonetheless, let's keep it on the issues, not making personal attacks. >> i agree. >> reporter: on election night, sanders asked his supporters to donate online and they sent in more than $6 million in 24 hours. it is no accident, charlie, that members of the congressional black contactus are endorsing secretary clinton today to try to erase some of the sting of tuesday's loss. more than a dozen of them say they will be campaigning for her in south carolina. >> thanks, nancy. >> we spoke early with cbs news political director face the nation john dickerson. he's in south carolina preparing for saturday's republican debate. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. >> are you outside? >> reporter: i am jououtside. i can see my breath. we brought new hampshire down to south carolina and i'm not sure they are very happy about it. >> what's the stakes for each of
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them in the context of new hampshire going to south carolina? >> reporter: hillary clinton wants to turn the page. she wants a new story line to emerge after this debate. people stopped talking about how badly she lost in new hampshire. bernie sanders has to build on that momentum from new hampshire. he has to give people who are turning to him and looking at him maybe for the first time in a different way a really easy understandable message they can rally around. >> john, is there any question about how she'll do in south carolina and nevada? the polls suggest that she is far out in front. >> reporter: exactly. and what she wants to do is lay a predicate for victories in those two places so she can say i'm a national candidate and i represent the broad coalition of the democratic party. so those two states are very well set up for her. she just needs to get people thinking about those two states and not the last one. >> so hillary clinton is expected to get the endorsement of the congressional black caucus today. famous black author coat says he is endorsing bernie sanders. what kind of difference will that make and what message will it send, if any, to minority
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voters? >> reporter: i don't think the coates endorsement for bernie difference. what makes a difference, hillary clinton, i was here six months ago or so and they were organizing in south carolina among the african-american community as if she were behind by ten points and that was six months when she wasn't. she has been working the state very hard. there is an organization here that is in place and she has been reaching out to the african-american community for a long time. she isn't just arriving and hoping for the votes. so that should really help her in this state. >> john, let's talk about south carolina for the republicans. the electorate there is much more like iowa than it is new hampshire. a lot more evangelicals in the republican primary, less independents. does that present a challenge for donald trump? >> reporter: right. more conservatives, more evangelicals. but trump is way ahead here. he's in much better shape here than he was in iowa going into the vote there. >> we will be watching.
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thank you. john will be the moderator when cbs news brings you the ninth republican presidential debate saturday night at 6:00 pacific time here on cbs. >> john, could i say, just be yourself. >> reporter: i'll be like gayle. >> thank you, john dickerson. always good to see you. the cruise ship damaged in the atlantic is back at court. anthem of the seas docked last night. calls for an investigation why the ship sailed into the severe weather, knowing it was coming. don dahler was there as the ship arrived at the cape liberty cruise port in bayonne. >> reporter: good morning. this givers you some idea of the enormity of the ship. look at the size of this thing. that also tells you about the size of storm it ran into that tossed this around like a paper cup. last night, passengers streamed off the ship. some were cheering and kissing the ground.
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beaten, batter, but home, royal caribbean anthem of the seas limped back into new jersey last night. >> free at last! free at last! >> reporter: putting an end to the terrifying trip. but as some of the 4,500 poured out of the storm dch -- storm-damaged cruise ship, frustration boiled over. >> we thought we were all going to die! >> the worst part was the fearing of our lives. we were told over and over we were in good shape. >> the reality they should have never set sail. >> trapped in a room 17 hours and roller coaster you couldn't get off of. >> reporter: kim was traveling with her two sons and the captain told them early on about the severe weather. >> when he left port he said we were going to try to beat the storm. but at 6:00 in the afternoon the boys are holding on to their bed. >> reporter: royal caribbean is facing criticism for going forward with the trip, despite the forecast.
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bill bumgarner, a senior vice president with the cruise line, says the strength of the storm caught them off-guard. would you say the captain ultimately made a mistake in deciding to go ahead with this voyage? >> if we knew the winds of 125-mile-per-hour sustained were going to be in the area, we never would have gone. no question about it. >> reporter: after reviewing weather reports for the area, a former cruise line captain told us the ship should never have set sail. >> there really was absolutely no way that that ship was going to avoid that storm. it's a miracle that the damage and the injuries were as minimal as they were. this could have been an absolute catastrophe. >> reporter: royal caribbean offered passengers one more night on board here in port and hundreds of them took them up on the offer. the anthem of the seas will be here for a few days for inspections and repairs and then it's off on another cruise next
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week. >> thanks, don. a baltimore server is reeling this morning from a shooting spree that left two sheriff's deputies dead. the violence began wednesday at a panera restaurant in a crowded shopping center. officials believe one deputy was targeted because he was wearing his uniform. jeff pegues is following this story from washington. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. one of the deputies was responding to a call at that restaurant when he tried speaking to the suspect who was sitting at a table and that is when investigators say the suspect pulled a gun and fired. lynn faulkner and her daughter sophia witnessed the chaotic scene inside the crowded restaurant. >> he just took out his gun and shot him in the head, like right after the officer asked him, how is your day. >> the initial deputy responded to the scene and ended the restaurant and deputy wounded at that time and the suspect fled. and in this case a responding deputy was the first to locate the subject and shots were fired. the deputy was hit by gunfire. the suspect was shot and is deceased. >> reporter: investigators say they recovered a loaded handgun
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near his body. the shooter, a 67-year-old man, had an open warrant in florida for assaulting a police officer. >> according to the cashiers in panera, they said that he comes in there regularly, but he is a bit sketchy and they have been trying to question him and get him some help. >> we are not looking for anyone else. we believe this was an individual who is no longer a threat to the community. >> reporter: the officers' names have not yet been released. we know one was a 30-year veteran of the force and the other had served for 16 years. the investigation into the shooting is ongoing. one of the most important questions authorities are trying to answer this morning is why. norah? >> jeff, thank you. good to see you. the armed standoff at a national wildlife refuge in oregon could come to an end. they say this morning they will give up. the group is surrounded by the fbi and other law enforcement. they yelled at officers overnight to back off. the developments come as cliven bundy, father of the jailed
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leader ammon bundy, was arrested last night in portland. >> the u.s. olympic committee is taking steps to address athletes concerns about the zika virus. officials will hire infectious disease specialists to advise athletes headed to this year's games in brazil. there are at least 68 zika infections in 19 states and washington, d.c. anna werner is here with the growing concern. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. most female olympic athletes fall into the most dangerous age range for the zika virus. they could get pregnant or hope to get pregnant in the near future. the latest research is only adding to concerns surrounding the virus and continuing to raise questions about safety during the summer's olympic games. >> long ball from the u.s. morgan in the box! they are on the board! >> reporter: world class female athletes, including members of the u.s. women's soccer team, are raising safety concerns ahead of this summer's olympics in rio de janeiro. earlier this week, star player alex morgan called the virus a
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very scary thing. and goalie hope solo went even further saying it's possible she might skip the games. >> all i can do is speak for myself. if the olympics were today, i want to go. we have six months. we have a little bit of time to figure things out. >> our goal really is to protect pregnant women. >> reporter: the cdc says it's working nonstop to gain control over the rapidly spreading virus. suspected ties between the virus and the birth defect microcephaly appear to be strengthening. on wednesday the cdc reported that zika was found in two brazilian babies who died of microcephaly 24 hours after birth. >> the strongest evidence to date that zika is the cause of microcephaly but it is still not definitive. >> reporter: the new england journal of medicine cited a separate case from october. according to the report, a 25-year-old woman living in
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slovenian chose to have an abortion after learning the child she was carrying had severe developmental abnormalities. an autopsy later revealed the fetus had microcephaly. the woman living in northern brazil showed zika symptoms during her pregnancy. officials say the virus is spreading quickly because the aedes mosquito which transmits the disease is difficult to eradicate. >> its eggs can be drought resistant and exist for some time. and it can bite four or five people in the course of one blood meal, meaning it can spread the disease quite quickly. according to the cdc, a zika vaccine could be available by the end of 2017. meanwhile, a group called catholics for choice is asking pope francis not to condemn contraception or abortion in an attempt to help women protect themselves from the virus. >> grave concern for a lot of these athletes. >> indeed. yeah. thank you very much. we trust them to keep us
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high enough, we will be at the maverick's big wave competition in california wher good morning. president obama in the bay area for a couple of fundraising events today. air force one touched down at moffett field in mountain view last night. he leaves for l.a. later this evening. human remains discovered last night in gilroy. now police are looking into if it could be the body of sierra lamar, a teenager who went missing in 2012. straight ahead on "cbs this morning," confessions in the mystery death of a beauty queen nearly 56 years later. a priest is arrested in connection with the murder of a young girl. more on that traffic and weather too, right after the break. ,,,,,,
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good morning. if you are polluting through 880 this morning it's -- commuting through eight a this morning there are two
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accidents. one at whipple is out of lanes. slow through there. southbound 880 continues to be crawling along. earlier trouble spot we had connecting to the san mateo bridge 92. south 880 your drive time now, 238 to 84, 31 minutes. carquinez bridge to the maze, 41 minutes toward the bay bridge right at the toll plaza there. the metering lights are on. you're backed up into the maze. also, westbound 92, 880 to 101, 31 minutes across the span. no troubles on the golden gate bridge. gianna, i know this is one of your favorite views, as well. the transamerica pyramid. we are looking due east this morning partly cloudy conditions due to the cloud cover. kind of like a blanket. it's so mild outside. we have 55 degrees in san francisco. 50 to the south in san jose. numbers to 75 degrees today in los gatos and in morgan hill. notice the temperatures are averaging up to 11 degrees above normal. we have this dry weather pattern each day. boy, pushing near 80 monday.
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♪ you see that play out in different ways in both trump, particularly closing message and railing against pharmaceutical companies and the like and bernie sandwiches. >> that's right. bernie sandwich a name that everyone can get behind because he is not a member of the old boys club. he fights the rich guys on behalf of the poo boys. someone with a trusting open face. sure, the democratic establishment may have a "beef" with him now, because he has been reuben'ing them the wrong way. i know it may sound hoagie and he doesn't have it all wrapped up yet, but in times like these, his supporters believe we need a hero!
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>> bravo, stephen colbert. >> well done. >> nicely done. i want one! welcome back to "cbs this morning." this half hour, a beauty queen vanish odd a trip to confession back in 1950. now a former priest faces a murder charge. "48 hours" richard schlesinger once caught up with him and he's in studio 57 with the developments. only on "cbs this morning," we get access to the train academy that teaches new officers how to protect airline passengers. that is ahead. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. st. louis post dispatch reports on the justice department suing ferguson,son. on tuesday, a ferguson city council voted to revise a proposed agreement to improve policing system and due to cost. yesterday, attorney general loretta lynch expressed her
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disappointment. >> they came to an agreement to provide relief, it was rejected. there is no price for constitutional policing. the city and residents of ferguson deserve what every american is guaranteed under the constitution. >> the doj had been involved after the shooting death of michael brown in 2014. the cleveland plain dealer reports that cleveland wants the medical services he received after being shot by a police officer. the 12-year-old rice was killed back in 2014. the city says the estate owes $500 for ems services. the attorney for rice's family calls it insensitive. the city did not comment. seems like there has to be a better way to handle that. >> agreed. cbsnews.com reports ferguson investigators found lumber liquidators sold wood with formaldehyde.
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they stopped selling that product in may. the cancer risk was low but other side effects. signs now that the white house warn visitors guns are not welcome. the signs went up last month to finally imply with a 28-year-old federal law, but the absence of the signs had not been a problem. strict, local gun laws allowed prosecutors to charge offenders. there is a breakthrough in a murder case that is unsolved more than 506 years. a former priest is under arrest this morning. he is accused of the murder. the victim is a woman who went to confession and she never returned. "48 hours" correspondent richard schlesinger brings us the latest development in a cold case he has investigated for years. >> reporter: former priest john feit was arrested on tuesday in scottsdale, arizona, for the murder of irene garza, a 25-year-old school teacher and beauty queen in mcallen, texas. feit is 83 years old and says he
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plans to excite extradition to texas. >> my instinct so sto fight extradition. >> reporter: this lady was a child when garza went missing in mcallen. she and other family members learned that irene had gone to confession on easter weekend and never came home. searchers fanned out looking for her and one of them was noemi's father, a deputy sheriff. >> that man wouldn't even sleep, trying to find irene. >> reporter: irene's shoe was found first. then her purse. and, finally, irene's body was found floating in a canal. also in the canal, a curious clue. a slide viewer with a long black cord. it turned out it belonged to father john feit, the priest who heard irene's last confession. >> that's horrible! that's an insult. >> reporter: father feit had scratches on his hands and,
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later, failed a lie detector test. but feit was not arrested and he soon disappeared from mcallen. the case went cold for decades, until this man came forward. >> i covered up the evidence. i'm sorry for what i did. >> reporter: daily sacheny was a monk in this die cease in missouri. he said john feit arrived and in months of counseling sessions told him all about killing a young woman on an easter weekend. >> he assaulted her, bound her and gagged her. as he left, he could hear her saying, "i can't breathe, i can't breathe." >> reporter: despite tacheny's account, john feit remained a free man for years. he left the priesthood long ago. hello, mr. feit. we caught up with him in 2014 outside of his home in arizona. did you kill miss garza?
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>> no. >> reporter: do you know who did? >> reporter: dale taceny said you killed him. >> he is full of slp. >> reporter: you won't tell me anything? >> get lost, brother! >> reporter: john feit slammed the door on us but his past may have finally caught up to him. 55 years after irene garza's murder, john feit now sits in a jail cell in arizona, held on a $750,000 bond. >> he didn't get away with it. he didn't get away with murder. >> how many years? 55? >> yeah. >> why did it take so long? >> back then, they didn't prosecute priests, as a rule. and the case just went cold. and then a couple of years ago, a new d.a. was elected. he promised to look into this. last week, a grand jury was impaneled and they came out for an indictment for reasons we do not know because grand jury
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testimony is secret. >> what was the motive? >> well, he had sort of a fixation on young women in high heels walking across marble floors. you hear it all in this business, right? >> you really do but it's unusual. i'm so struck by hearing a priest saying so and so is full of it. that is unusual. >> you should have been there. i was a little surprised too. >> is there new evidence? >> there must be because the grand jury would have had to have heard something to indict him. grand jury testimony is sealed. we are working this and this thing is still breaking so we are still making calls and trying to find this out. after 50 odd years, something is going to come out of it. >> you hear from reliable sources that you have another story you're working on. >> i coudo for this saturday. it's called "target justice." a guy in texas who is going around shooting and killing prosecutors. the way this kicase unfolded wa
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amazing. >> he's in jail now? >> he is in jail for the rest of his natural life, yes. >> we will be watching. >> i know when you come to the table, it's going to be something very interesting. >> we try. >> you do it very well. thanks a lot. richard schlesinger's report is called "target justice." saturday night on "48 hours." a special time because it's at 8:00/7:00 central before the republican debate which is, you know, is right here on cbs. the governor unveils a new program to plug holes in airport security. >> if this looks like an airport security checkpoint, that is by design. it's part of an effort to fix the problems that the tsa have. i'm chrkris van cleave. we will show you the new tsa academy coming up on "cbs this morning." if you're heading out the door, guess what. watch us live on your cbs news app on your digital device.
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♪ get higher and higher >> a flight demonstration team the blue angels, is giving an inside look at hits flyover before the start of the super bowl. this is what it looks like from one of the jets as the teen streamed across the sky. six jets flew over the bay area. more than 70,000 spectators were in the stadium and more than 100 million watched on tv. >> i always love when they do that flyover at the beginning right after lady gaga finished the national anthem. terrific. >> pretty show. only on "cbs this morning," a look at hw the tsa is doing something it has never done. the agency is training all of its new airport screeners at one centralized academy and created after a number of missteps how the tas improperly to screen airline passengers.
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kris van cleave is in glenco, georgia, with an inside look. >> reporter: this checkpoint is the centerpiece of the tas training academy and it's two-week basic training course and grows out of a top-to-bottom review done by the agency that founds gaps of training and efficiency on equipment like this. the new training academy aims to change that. an explosive lesson on the dangers these soon-to-be airport screeners will be asked to help prevent. >> this is a ptm basic explosive. >> reporter: the nearly 200 students assembled are some of the first to go through the new tsa training academy. >> it's controlled chaos and very difficult job. >> reporter: among them, the this 19-year-old jasmine. >> it's a challenge. >> reporter: this is the creation after 9/11 for screeners who make between
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$41,000 and $45,000 a year. the academy opened in january as the tsa tries to recover from a series of high profile imprachlts, including two officers fired for allegedly groping passengers in denver, and in a damming inspector general investigation where screeners failed to catch potential threats in 67 out of 70 tests. >> those are bad results. >> reporter: peter neffinger took over as commissioner following that report. >> what i try to do is refocus on the mission. i said what is a screener's job? to ensure that something doesn't get past the checkpoint doesn't get past. >> the aig, if they are going through checkpoints today with one of their teams trying to bring things that will be flagged will those things be caught? >> i think we catch them. >> all of them? >> i sure hope we catch all of them. i'm told we have dramatically improved. >> reporter: are you tell me what you're fijed in your findi your test?
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the majority, the vast majority. >> reporter: i. the vast majority. >> reporter: for freeman, the success of the 5,400 new tsa screeners trained here this year is personal. she was a flight attendant on pan am flight 30 on august 11th 1982 and a few rows away when a bomb went off on board. a 16-year-old passenger died and more than a dozen others were hurt. >> when i talk to my class, i tell them, you're not here by accident. and i wasn't saved at that moment by accident. because that threat in 1982 is today's threat still. >> reporter: the students have to pass written and practical tests on this equipment. if they don't, they won't become airport screeners. cost is about $2,400 a student and the tsa aims to bring all 45,000 active transportation security officers here over the next several years. gayle? >> glad they are working on it. thank you very much, kris. sliding into home takes on a
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>> are you both saying i want to go and do that? >> no. >> it's fun until they start doing the flips and then it's not so fun. >> check, please. burger king is beefing up its menu. they are adding flame-grilled hot dogs. ahead, we will talk to mellody hobson whether the chain can cash in where a rival failed. you're watching "cbs this morning." ♪ (toilet flush) if you need an opioid to manage your chronic pain, you may be sooo constipated it feels like everyone can go ...except you. tried many things? still struggling to find relief? you may have opioid-induced constipation, oic. it's different and may need a different approach.
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intentionally crashed his c good morning, it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. this berkeley man is behind bars. police say he intentionally crashed his car into dozens of vehicles yesterday. the dangerous drive started in oakland and ended in berkeley. in pacifica, crumbling cliffs have prompted evictions and now some tenants forced to move are suing the city. they say an expert is sure their building was not on the brink of collapse. coming up on "cbs this morning," cosmopolitan's magazine editor-in-chief talks about hillary clinton's trouble getting women to vote for her. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,
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good morning from the traffic center. we are going to 101 in the south bay. in fact, south san jose we have
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reports of this accident southbound 101 at bailey road. it is reported as a fatal accident. multiple vehicles involved in this wreck. the right lane is closed for the investigation. a lot of activity there on scene. so use an alternate if you are heading down to pebble beach this morning, this may affect your drive on that southbound side of 101. so again, do plan ahead or use an alternate. north 101, slow anyway out of the south bay. we have delays from 280/680 to highway 237 about 36 minutes. 280 also slow at guadalupe parkway. here's roberta. starting off at the coast because it's not clear this morning. we do have partly cloudy conditions. currently our air temperatures are very mild as a result into the 40s and 50s. it is now 55 degrees in san francisco. high surf advisory in place tonight through saturday swells up to 13 feet. out further out, larger swells, therefore mavericks has a green light for friday. today, for your thursday, 60s to the low to mid-70s. outside number 75 degrees. that will be in los gatos. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, february 11th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including all the women who are voting for bernie sanders. we'll ask the editor of cosmopolitan if hillary clinton can win them back. but first, here's today's "eye opener" at eight. >> the campaigns here are gearing up quickly, but despite a smaller field, the republican race is no less uncertain. >> she stayed largely out of sight prepping for the debate while bernie sanders did something of a victory lap around new york. >> hillary clinton wants to turn the page. she wants a new story. bernie sanders has to build on that momentum from new hampshire. >> passengers streamed off the
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ship. some were kissing the ground, which is completely believable. given what they went through. >> one of the deputies was responding to a call. that's when investigators say the suspect pulled a gun and fired. >> fidel castro says that you told him that you did -- >> you won't tell me anything? >> i'm still struck by hearing a police say so and so was full of poop. >> you should have been there. i was a little surprised. >> this grows out of a top-to-bottom review done by the agency that found gaps in training and proficiency on equipment like this. >> according to google, ben carson was the least searched for republican candidate during yesterday's new hampshire primary. most of the country standing right where we left him. there. he's still there. le. >> ready, seven. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. the republican presidential
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candidates are focused this morning on south carolina. that state's gop primary just nine days away. chris christie and carly fiorina will not be there. they dropped out wednesday, reducing the gop field to seven. >> and the survivor's wasted no time targeting new hampshire winner donald trump. >> donald had a good night last night. now new hampshire is a good state. for a liberal republican. >> he doesn't have any policy positions. he tells you what he's going to do but he won't tell you how he's going to do it. >> he's not been tested. he's a talented guy. and he is an entertaining person. unless you are a woman. unless you're hispanic. unless you're a p.o.w. unless you're a disabled person. it's really entertaining. but if you're not, it's downright divisive and ugly and mean-spirited. >> donald trump hit back at a rally in south carolina. but he also took shots at bernie sanders and hillary clinton. >> honestly, women don't like her, men don't like her. take a look at what's happening to her. a guy that nobody ever heard of
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literally is beating her so bodyly. i don't know. i honestly, i talk about hillary, i honestly don't know if hillary's going to be running. i was there last night where this guy sanders is up ranting and raving like a lunatic. but, you know, he won. but i was there. i saw it. and i'm shocked. you know, because he's so nontraditional. and i just don't see a socialist as the head of this country. i mean where are we going to? >> bernie sanders visited his native brooklyn with scott pelley yesterday and scott asked sanders if he can win in states that are less liberal than new hampshire? >> look, if you and i were having this conversation nine months ago, what would you have said to me? you would have said bernie, nobody knows who you are. you're regarded as a fringe candidate. you don't have any money. you don't have any political organization. last poll we saw you with 4%. how are you possibly going to do well in iowa or new hampshire? well a lot has happened in nine months. >> sanders almost beat clinton
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in iowa before trouncing her in new hampshire. he had overwhelming support there from young voters, and women. our exit polls showed sanders beat clinton by 11 points among all female voters. and those polls reveal women under 45 voted for sanders by a huge 40-point margin. joanna coles is editor in chief of "cosmopolitan" magazine and she's here to talk to us about why clinton is struggling with women. good morning. >> good morning. >> new hampshire, there's no doubt she got trounced by bernie sanders, amongst all demographic groups, including women. what happened? >> well, i think one of the things we have to remember in this cycle at this point in the election is that voters are looking for something new. and what we hear from millennial voters in particular is there is a huge mistrust of american institutions. they feel the political system has failed them. if they want to start a business, banks won't lend to them. they would rather raise money on kick-starter because banks brought about the financial crash. this is a generation that's been told to go to college, get a
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degree, and in fact they go to college, they get a degree, they graduate with huge amounts of debt, and they capital find a job. and of course, hillary clinton is seen as part of that establishment. and so bernie feels like this exciting feel-good candidate who's promising free education, very appealing if you're a young millennial, and i think that hillary is running a general campaign, so she's actually running from a much more moderate place, promising more of the same. and bernie is promising something new, and he's right out on the fringe, running a very aggressive primary campaign. >> what norah is asking, is hillary doing worse outside of new hampshire? is there, in the nation, a sense that women are perfectly happy with her? >> well, first of all -- >> other than those who separate themselves out because their millennials. >> i love your questioning, i think it's deeply sexist. the idea that women vote only with our vaginas is as ridiculous as suggesting as men vote only with their penises.
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they vote for the things they care about. and one of those things is their pocketbooks, right? this is a generation that is deeply in debt. they talk about wanting experience, as well as things because they can't afford things. they don't think they're going to be able to buy a house. they can't pay off their student debt. they're worried about health care. and bernie appears to be this very exciting, rather cool candidate, as does donald trump. >> we know that. >> so why are you asking me why women across america, do they support hillary or not? >> because i've been told by the producers that you have been part of the white house and that you've been asking about women specifically and who they favor. >> well -- young women and we're very interested in what they're engaged in. >> so how -- >> they're -- >> so i asked a question, your readers are young women so we're asking what are young women thinking. >> i'm trying to tell you. that they don't trust american institutions. because hillary has been the sect they feel that she's very much at the heart of that government which think they has
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let them down. and we're in a primary part of the campaign when things shift to the general part of the campaign and we have the nominees, i think the discussion will be very different. i don't think women look at hillary and think she is their feminist icon. i think young women think of beyonce or rihanna as their feminist icon. and yesterday there was a fascinating tweet i saw, which had gone everywhere on twitter, which said madeleine albright and gloria steinem, not my kind of feminism. and you think, well what is your kind of men nymph? it's the mother of feminism. >> that created a little bit of a kerfuffle the two of them speaking in support of hillary where gloria steinem said they're going to bernie sanders because they're looking for young men. she has sinced walked that back, of course. but that also, i think, rubbed many young women the wrong way. >> well i think you can never come out and tell a young generation what they should think. or what they must think. or how lucky they are to be in the position. and that was very unfortunate. and we saw it rebounded on them. and i do think that this is a
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generation that look at beyonce and think, i want to be like her. look at the way she won the super bowl. right? no one can remember if it was the broncos or panthers. beyonce came out. >> it was the broncos. >> who cares. who cares. >> do you think there's something called clinton fatigue? you alluded to that earlier. >> i do think that elections -- this is a consumer culture. we are taught to want new things. and hillary clinton, as she herself said, her democratic town hall on cnn, she's been around in the public eye for 25 years. and that feels dull. people want change. that doesn't mean they won't support her in the actual general election when she's up against some of the republican candidates who want to say women have no right to choose, and have no access to abortion which i do think is an important issue for young women. >> the race is still early. >> very early. we can't assume that new hampshire is going to dictate the rest of the election. >> on another question, you and your husband are good friends with the mayor, bloomberg. do you have any sense of where he's leaning? >> i have no sense of where he's
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leaning. but it must be very galling for him, i would think, looking at how well donald trump appears to be doing and thinking well i ran the city of new york extremely efficiently, i gave people a longer life span, and i also am a billionaire, but i made it myself, i didn't inherit it, and why is donald trump doing so well in the polls? >> thank you. >> all right. >> thank you for coming. >> joanna coles, good to see you. >> michelle miller gets an answer from lionel richie on a question that many have been asking. ♪ hello >> talk about "hello." >> oh, yeah. >> who owns it, you or adele? >> well, i was here first. ♪ hello is it me you're looking for ♪ >> certainly room for both of them. so does lionel richie mind sharing "hello" with adele? what does he say
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♪ where my dogs at? >> you see this bun? oh, fluffy and whatnot? toppings so fresh and so clean. so fresh and so green. burger king is doing its thing. deejay, grill that. >> i'll bet your paying atepgs. that's snoop dog in a burger employee training video for its newest menu item. burger king will soon be the biggest restaurant chain selling hot dogs in this country. starting a week from tuesday, the classic grilled dog will sell for $1.99 and the chili cheese dog will go for $2.29. cbs news financial contributor mellody hobson is in chicago. good morning. >> good morning. >> i know you're playing snoop dogg records at your house. you see that video and you can't think, well, i can't wait to go. >> something like that. >> why are they doing it now? you know mcdonald's tried in the past. it did not work. they're calling this the biggest menu change in years. >> this is actually big. they're doing it because supposedly 20 billion hot dogs
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are consumed in the united states every year. 20 billion. >> wow. >> and when they tested this in five markets, they found that people spent more money. instead of choosing between a hamburger and a hot dog, they bought both making a hot dog like a side. so it drove up the average ticket, customers came there to seek the hot dogs, because the competition on a national scale really doesn't have it. think about it. we're used to seeing hot dogs on those rollers in convenience stores. >> right. yeah. >> i was surprised to learn that mcdonald's actually tried this in the '90s. i don't remember that. but they clearly failed at it. why does burger king think it can succeed where mcdonald's failed? >> so 1995, it was the mchot dog. i have to admit, i don't remember it either. >> yeah. >> so it's been a long time ago. i think that, you know, it's a different time now in terms of consumer interest, taste, how these companies are willing to break the mold and be less rigid about what they are. so i think they've seen that it worked when they tested it. and these companies that test
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it, lots of new things like mcdonald's now has all-day breakfast. and they've seen that some of these things have actually worked. and i think that they're going to continue to test new things. they say it's not a product launch, it's a category launch. meaning, i think we can expect more in the way of hot dogs down the road. >> you know, we're always hearing about people wanting healthy, healthy, healthy, and from all we read about hot dogs it's like, not, not, not healthy. so why do you think that this is a gamble that they think going to work? >> well, they're saying that they're partnered with oscar mayer, 100% beef hot dogs. it's the char grilled instead of the boiled or the rollers that we're used to seeing. so i think they're pushing that it's fresh and different in that way. but burger king has been unapologetic. they stay in their lane. when you look at their recent offerings like the mozzarella bacon cheeseburger or the chicken fries. or the pulled pork sandwich, they are not talking about healthy fare in those offerings,
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and i think the customers are still coming to the store. so they want it. >> how are they doing as a competitor to the other companies? >> well, now they're a private company. so we can't -- they're inside of a bigger company, but they're not a stand-alone like they were. so we can't see their sales on their own. but certainly this whole category has been challenged. they've been challenged by the fast casuals like panera and others, chipotle until recently, which has had the problems that they've had. but they're, you know, the upstarts like five guys, and they're really trying to hang on for market share here, which is why i think they've gotten so willing to be so different and try new things. >> all right. mellody hobson, thank you so much. a very frank discussion. ba-dum-bum. >> norah, ooh. >> you got to get credit for it. i borrowed it from the kyron. i cannot take credit for that. is san francisco too expensive for nunns trying to save their
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>> the notre dame house has been serving the homeless since 2008. but soon, the sisters here might be served with an eviction notice. the landlord is raising their month rent by more than 50% from about $3,500 to deds 4,5 hundred. what money they have comes from the generosity of others and their own hard work. >> from some donations and some of the best we know, baking. too much to make. we already walk day and night making pastries. we cannot make too much more by month. >> reporter: the kitchen is in san francisco's tenderloin neighborhood and once considered undesirable, but now within walking distance of a revitalized area of market street where twitter opened its headquarters in 2012. demand for office space has
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skyrocketed citywide. >> it's an absolute frenzy. it meant rent has risen dramatically and more than manhattan and more than double than they were in 2009. >> san francisco says this is affecting the city's character. >> if you start losing the nonprofits, whether they be profit or nonprofits or they be the arts, you lose the soul of your city and we cannot have that. >> reporter: the landlord says the nuns and their kitchen can stay for now, and they plan to meet with him this week, and they know they have a strong devo advocate on their side. >> we have to pray for him. i hope he understand. god be with him. >> r: for "cbs this morning," mireya villarreal. >> very strong advocate, indeed. i love that story. >> i hope someone steps in and help the nuns. >> i'm thinking they will. we will have a part two of this
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story, no doubt. once, twice, three times a legend and doesn't stop your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 8:25. here's some of the headlines we're following. police are investigating a set of human remains discovered last night in gilroy. at this point there's no indication it's sierra lamar a presumed murder victim a teenager last seen alive near morgan hill in 2012. president obama is in the sillicon valley today. air force one touching down at moffett field last night. today the president will attend two fundraisers including one at the home of former state controller steve wesley. in the next half-hour on "cbs this morning" a preview of a tribute to lionel ritchie featuring some of music's biggest acts. more on that and a little traffic and weather too right after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. some better news to report if you travel along 101 southbound to south san jose. through there we had an earlier trouble spot at bailey road a serious accident. now everything is out of lanes and traffic is getting better as you head through there. northbound still a little slow through the south bay. new wreck reported south 101 at university. that may slow you down a bit. busy both directions of 101 through the peninsula. checking your drive times from 280/680 northbound 101 to 237, 30 minutes this morning. bay bridge toll plaza metering lights are on. it's improving a little on the
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approaches to the bay bridge but a backup to the maze. southbound 280 at hickey an accident affecting the off- ramp. slow conditions southbound as you work your way out of daly city into san bruno. here's roberta. good morning, everybody. as we take a look out towards the transamerica pyramid, we have filtered sunshine due to partly cloudy skies. with those clouds we have our temperatures very much on the mild side. mid-50s san francisco. mid-40s truffle every tri- valley. it is now 48 degrees in santa rosa right about 50 in the san jose area. everyone saying where is el nino? well, it's still the strongest one in modern history but won't return until the end of -- next week. today averaging 11 degrees above normal. 60s beaches, 75 inland. low to mid-70s east of the bay west wind 5 to 10 at stinson beach at 64.
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♪,,,,,,, no selfies. i want to tell you ahead of time. now, this is one thing that changed, by the way, if -- if d if we had had smartphones when i ran for president, i'm not sure i would have run, because everybody -- folks just have their phones. they won't shake my hand any more. they are just like this. hey! i'm here! alive, in front of you! >> president obama is like, i'm right here! president obama is revealing how he really feels about the selfies. the president says they are ruining traditional face-to-face campaign encounters. guys, this is so funny to me because i came this close at the end of that interview the other day to say, could we do a selfie? then i thought -- >> oh, no! >> i thought if he says no, it
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would be public humiliation. never mind, say thank you very much and go our way. >> good call, gayle! >> i came that close! i said, nope. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, lionel richie looks back at more than a dozen top ten hits. the grammy winner also opens up about adele's blockbuster song "hello." and whether it strikes a familiar note. that's ahead time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. the telegraph in london reports on a major scientific announcement expected today. researchers could say they detected gravitational waves for the first time. albert einstein talked about them thousands of years ago. they call it the discover of decades which could lead to new clues about the early universe. >> honolulu star advertiser reports a big surf competition in hawaii was called off. the eddie was cancelled because
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the 40 to 50-foot swells didn't show up on time. only elite surfers are invited to this contest which pays tribute to the late hawaiian surfer eddie wycal. >> i feel lucky just to be involved with this event. it's not another surf test. it's a celebration of life. the waves are not here, the event is not here. we not have a ho-hum. it has to be big and it's not so we have to be moving on. >> the competition has taken place only eight times. london reports "harry potter" new book will be published on july 31st. j.k. rowling tweeted to be clear the script of "first child" is being published. the play takes place 19 years after the first book ended with
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harry a father. hollywood producer ross putnam noticed women in scripts nearly focus on their appearance. how about this? one character is attractive even now with dark semicircles under her eyes. another attractive in an effortless way. a third is called attractive, intelligent, in a scene in the kitchen. >> hollywood reporter shows us the new season for a trailer for the series "house of cards." the proceed know shows kevin spac spacey's frank underwood putting up the fight of his life. he has not reconciled with his wife claire and not certain if they ever will. it premieres coming up in the year. poorpojames corden belting
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"hello" and other songs for adele. carpool karaoke could be the most watched youtube video in youtube history. it has 630 million total views. >> i believe it. you watch it once and you want to see it again! >> it just makes you happy! >> it's really good. go, james corden. some of music's biggest act are getting ready to say hello to lionel richie. he is being honored is as the person of the year for his remarkable career and charitable work too. he is part after group that includes bob dylan, paul mccartney, steven wonder and bruce springsteen is in there. michelle willer -- no, her name has not changed. hello, michelle miller! good morning to you! >> i'm speechless too, gayle. i am. i am. lionel richie peers will honor him by sing is his classic hits and stevie wonder and chris
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stapleton and so many more will be there and it's expected to raise millions of dollars for charity and a huge honor for lionel richie. i got to spend an afternoon with him singing the time honored songs. i can tell you at 66, he definitely has still got it. ♪ ♪ morning is just a moment away ♪ i'm without you once again ♪ >> i don't dare jump in! he is responsible for some of the most iconic songs of the past five decades. ♪ you once twice three times a lady ♪ >> reporter: let's just say it's hard not to sing along with lionel richie. ♪ sing along!
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>> the best thing that ever happened, the music stayed around. the music stuck. we are talking about the third generation of folks are now sitting in the audience. >> reporter: and you've been going now -- okay. i don't want to date you here. >> no, no, no. 230 years. i know. since '73. >> reporter: born and raised in tuskegee, alabama, he sent the commodores to the top of the charts. he went solo in 1982 and became a superstar. ♪ ♪ say you say me >> reporter: dominating popular music with 13 consecutive top ten hits and including five number one's. ♪ what a feeling dancing on the ceiling ♪ ♪ all night long all night ♪ >> reporter: he had no formal music training. he says he just somehow knew how to write songs by ear.
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♪ ♪ >> so, i don't know why i know how to play that, it's just that i can play that! ♪ >> and so trying to explain it to you is harder than trying to -- than just playing, because there is no real -- ♪ ♪ >> reporter: you can't stop just there! come on now! >> but you got to know. ♪ sailing on down the line about a half or mile or so ♪ ♪ and i don't really want to know where you're going ♪ ♪ maybe once or twice you see time after time you try ♪ but now we're going ♪
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and i don't mind about the things you're going to say, lord ♪ >> reporter: of his many hits, this may be his most famous line. ♪ hello is it me you're looking for ♪ >> reporter: of course, when adele released her new single, the similarity was hard not to hear. ♪ ♪ hello it's me >> reporter: the internet didn't waste any time spoofing the two hit songs. ♪ ♪ hello ♪ hello is it me you're looking for ♪ >> reporter: let's talk about "hello." who owns it? you or adele? >> well, i was here first. ha, ha. no, no, listen. first of all, it's only so many ways you can say hello, you know? so so many people call me, rich, the girl stole your song, the
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girl stole your word! no, i don't own hello! ♪ hello >> reporter: there are one-hit wonders and people who are hot and blazing. and are gone in a minute. >> yeah. it's not an easy business. you know? ego is the first part that kills you. then the second part of it is just the fact that the stress. it's the stress. because can you outdo your last show? i bet you can't do that again. >> reporter: so how did you do it? >> i did it again. >> reporter: how did you deal with the stress? >> but the stress, i kept going back to alabama. we weren't keeping up with the joneses in alabama, we were keeping up with the commodores. not the scene at the bar or my grandma. she would say, i don't want you drinking any of that dope. i promise you, grandma, i won't drink any dope. >> i won't drink it! >> i promise you. >> reporter: instead, richie was
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focused on music and giving back. >> as i started gaining a bit of success, then it was even more apparent, you know, how do i give a voice to the voiceless? >> reporter: he did just that when he and michael jackson sat down to write "we are the world." ♪ there comes a time when we heed a certain call ♪ >> reporter: the remarkable collaboration raised more than $60 million for humanitarian aid in africa. ♪ we are the world we are the children ♪ ♪ we are the ones to make a brighter day so let's start giving snow ♪ >> reporter: this year, music cares is paying tribute to ricie e for his decades of contributions and charitable work. >> i said i'll receive there reward as long as it doesn't mean good-bye because, as far as i'm concerned, i'm just getting started rye right now. ♪ all night long
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>> all night long! he puts on a great show and his residency in hollywood starts in april in las vegas. and big stars will be honoring him at the grammy awards on monday. still no word on whether he and adele will team up to do a little song. >> how would you characterize this appearance for you? >> giggly and giddy? >> you know, he is one of the most down-to-earth megastars i've ever met in my life. >> down to earth but more? >> but in tuskegee, alabama, you sense his people grounded him. >> michelle, you can be all official but we are talking here! i have never seen you look so giggly and so giddy. if i didn't know you, i would swear you had 126 teeth, your mile is so big! he is one of the most down-to-earth people i know! not what we are talking about! >> you should have seen me. >> no, this was different.
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♪ the hunt is on this morning in the florida everglades. the target, and out of control snake species, the pythons are big and deadly and threaten the everglades ecosystem. mark strassmann shows house hundreds and hundreds fighters are taking part in the month-long python challenge. >> reporter: in the florida everglades, this is basking season for bernese pythons when the cold-blooded snakes seek out the warmth of the sun. >> a lot of native plants we should be aware of. >> reporter: tom rayhill's team is hunting for snakes.
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bernese pythons are an invasive species and evasive one. >> it's a challenge and we will will multiple days and not see one. >> reporter: they camouflage themselves in more than 1 million acres of swamp and sawgrass here but rayhill is known as the snake whisperer. >> i've supervised over hundreds of captures. >> reporter: he tracked down his first bernese in 2008 and was hooked. >> you go into a alpha predator mindset. if you don't have that, you could get hurt conceivably. >> reporter: first, they bite. if hundred of sharp razor sharp teeth. you have to breathe deep and let it release on its own. if you pull away from a python when it bites you, your arm is going to be shredded. >> reporter: and big bernese can
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coil and crush you. >> i had a hold of a 17-foot python a number years back, totally ecstatic. this is great! whoa. i had a hold of it moving like a feather on a freight train. >> reporter: a big one with swallow a deer. in this photo the alligator inside the python's stomach was so big, the snake actually exploded! like the population of these snakes in the everglades. a female can lay up to 100 eggs. >> there could be tens of thousands to a hundred thousands of snakes. we just don't know. >> reporter: kristen penny summers works for the florida conservation commission. some experts believe pet owners here release their berniese int the wild when their snakes grew too wild. >> they are not supposed to be here. >> reporter: for help moving them, florida's fish and wildlife officials started the python challenge. top prize? 5,000. rayhill is competing with his team of volunteers called the swamp apes.
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they invite combat vets with ptsd on the hunt for what he calls wilderness therapy. apex spot this bernese skeleton. >> you can see the stretch of it. the power of the python. >> reporter: these hunters grab a bernese by the neck behind the jaw latin it wear itself out and then drop it into this bag. they can deliver it, dead or alive, to wildlife officials. rayhill's swamp apes will be featured on an upcoming animal planet project that fos fofs focuses on the python challenge. >> now you know how to catch a snake but don't do that at home. ,
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i want to show you some cutting edge technology. this is a vhs tape. push that tape in and hit play. this is a flip phone. have you seen these before? it's called a compact disc. oh. looks like we're getting a facsimile. what year is it to you? it's old. you'd rather use newer technology? definitely. well, i've got something to show you. this is the 2016 chevy volt. it uses extended range electric technology. the prius hybrid uses battery technology developed 15 years ago. chevy expects volt drivers to get over a thousand miles between fill ups. it's got every technology there is. the prius actually belongs on the table.
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's 8:55. i'm frank mallicoat. here's some of the headlines we're following. president obama in the sillicon valley today. air force one touching down at moffett field last night. today the president will attend two democratic fundraisers including one at the atherton home of former state controller steve wesley. human remains discovered last night in gilroy. police are looking into whether it could be the body of sierra lamar a teenager who went missing in 2012. and in pacifica tenants forced to move because of crumbling cliffs are suing the city, they say an expert said the building was not collapsing. how about the sunshine? we got more come, right? >> yes. let's head to san jose! good morning, everybody. we do have some filtered sunshine right now due to some
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clouds associated with an area of low pressure offshore. see those clouds in pretty much the case throughout the day today. right now they are acting more like a blanket. so it's mild as you step on out getting ready to begin your thursday. we're in the 40s and 50s. we have a high surf advisory in effect for tonight through saturday and this is why we do have the mavericks green light for friday. our numbers are 11 degrees above normal. 60s beaches, 60s, 70s across the peninsula. good morning, san jose! 74 degrees. east of the bay numbers, pretty much in the low 70s from concord through clayton and into antioch. north bay numbers stacking up in the 70s through the 70s all the way up to 72 degrees, 60s and 70s. tomorrow couple of degrees cooler, even cooler on saturday. much warmer monday, rain chances return by late wednesday night. gianna is returning with a look at your traffic up next.
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good morning. welcome back. a couple of things brewing in the south bay. first of all, as you work your way southbound 880 at bascom reports of an accident blocking lanes. slow through there. north 280 at de anza reports of an accident there. right lane may be down for the count. a busy rise on 280 and 101 out of san jose. south 101 at university, this accident now clearing. still busy along the peninsula. busy across the san mateo bridge. 880 to 101 looking at an almost 30-minute drive time as you make that commute. let's take a look at marin county. southbound 101 slow approaching 580. slow across the richmond/san rafael bridge.
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